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2008 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)

+ Spring Training Statistics
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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 4th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-610 + 104
Roster Continuity 74.89% 6/30
Manager(s): John Gibbons, Cito Gaston
General Manager: J.P. Ricciardi
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Ballpark: Rogers Centre
Payroll: $ 97,793,900 13/30
Attendance: 2,399,786 18/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: David Cooper (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Brian Butterfield
Bullpen Coach: Bruce Walton
First Base Coach: Ernie Whitt
First Base Coach: Dwayne Murphy
Hitting Coach: Gary Denbo
Hitting Coach: Gene Tenace
Pitching Coach: Brad Arnsberg
Third Base Coach: Nick Leyva
Third Base Coach: Marty Pevey

#1 Draft Picks

Vernon Wells (#5), Frank Thomas (#7), Aaron Hill (#13), Travis Snider (#14), David Purcey (#16), Roy Halladay (#17), Shannon Stewart (#19), Alex Rios (#19), Brad Wilkerson (#33), Dustin McGowan (#33)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9765.599--
9567.5862.0
8973.5498.0
8676.53111.0
6893.42228.5
  • Spring training is the name of the MLB exhibition season that takes place in Florida and Arizona. Teams are split among the 2 states and generally play all their exhibition games between teams in the same state. The division of teams has nothing to do with their league.
  • The season is ~30 games, begins in early March and lasts until early April.
  • The purpose of Spring Training is to prepare players for the Major League regular season and to give teams a chance to see their players and prospects up close for evaluation purposes.
  • A team's win-loss record is generally ignored since a team's primary goal is not necessarily victory. The primary goal is to let Major Leaguers get their work in and to evaluate minor leaguers in different situations. Pitchers may use the games to work on new pitches or try to improve on existing pitches.
  • 2008 Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Batting Statistics
    PlayerPosHigh LevelAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTB
    Alex RiosRFMLB2720572105013114700004.175.230.31654618
    Lyle Overbay1BMLB3121536196004006900002.358.424.47289625
    Vernon WellsLFMLB2920536154117113400002.283.321.45377424
    David EcksteinSSMLB3320514114018004120102.216.273.35362618
    Frank Thomas1B-DHMLB4017503820110011200002.160.176.26043613
    Shannon StewartLFMLB3419484126002004300010.250.302.37567718
    Aaron Hill2BMLB262147112170211215410011.447.491.723121434
    Marco Scutaro2BMLB32184271430110203500012.333.370.47684620
    Rod BarajasCMLB3216374137005013220011.351.390.54193120
    John McDonaldSS-3BMLB3319364110003214600010.306.366.30667211
    Buck CoatsRFMLB2620355121025213500002.343.395.54393819
    Gregg ZaunCMLB371534572014005600001.206.308.35366112
    Matt WatsonLFMLB292332241004012600021.125.167.1563235
    Scott Rolen3BMLB3314295103111105510001.345.441.621106218
    Hector Luna3BMLB261725481017210600011.320.308.48078812
    Joe Inglett2B-LFMLB301423170014111301000.304.333.43576810
    Matt StairsDH-1BMLB401123371014001700000.304.333.47881111
    Adam Lind1B-DHMLB241020372103000400000.350.350.55090011
    Chip Cannon1BAAA261315221014002500001.133.235.4006356
    Curtis ThigpenCMLB251315121001000200011.133.125.2003253
    Sergio SantosPMLB24813030001001300000.231.286.2315173
    Ryan PattersonLF-CFAA251113221001001300010.154.200.2314313
    Brian JerolomanCAAA231012251002003600000.417.533.50010336
    Russ Adams3BMLB27712010000101400000.083.154.0832371
    Travis SniderRFMLB20812130002015400000.250.471.2507213
    Pedro Lopez2BMLB24810010000001000002.100.182.1002821
    Robinzon DiazCMLB24810020000000000001.200.200.2004002
    Wayne LydonOFAAA271210141001001200000.400.455.5009555
    Sal FasanoCMLB3699200000102450000.000.182.0001820
    Aaron MathewsCF-RFAAA2678220001000200001.250.250.2505002
    Ryan KlostermanSSAAA2678420002100200000.250.250.2505002
    Erik KratzCMLB2877132002101100000.429.500.71412145
    John Tolisano2BAA1936110100000200000.167.167.5006673
    Josh Kreuzer1BAA2555210001001310001.200.333.2005331
    Jacob ButlerOFAA2554011000003300000.250.571.50010712
    Justin JacksonPAA1944010101001000001.250.400.75011503
    Sean Shoffit2BAA2354300000102200000.000.333.0003330
    Luis SanchezSSAA2134000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Eric NielsenOFAAA2654010000000200000.250.250.2505001
    Kyle PhillipsCMLB2423110000000000000.333.333.3336661
    Scott Campbell2BAAA2322000000000000000.000.000.00000
    C.J. EbarbCAAA2522000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Anthony Hatch3BAA2422000000000200000.000.000.00000
    Mike GoslingPMLB2732100000000200000.000.000.00000
    Cory PattonOFAAA2622000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Kevin Ahrens1B-3BAA1922000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Shaun MarcumPMLB2612000000001100000.000.333.0003330
    Johermyn ChavezOFAA1911000000000000000.000.000.00000
    Shawn CampPMLB3221000000000100000.000.000.00000
    Chris GutierrezSS-2BAAA24111100000000000001.0001.0001.00020001
    Jonathan Diaz2B-3BMLB23210100000000100001.0001.0001.00020001
    Matt LiuzzaCAAA2411100000000100000.000.000.00000
    J.P. ArencibiaCMLB2211000000000100000.000.000.00000
    David SmithOFAAA2710000001001000000.0001.000.00010000
    2008 Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Pitching Statistics
    PlayerHigh LevelAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9
    Jesse LitschMLB23324.9165000025.221141445191.017.361.401.756.66
    A.J. BurnettMLB31137.3655000018.12315151981.7511.290.494.423.93
    Roy HalladayMLB31124.00550000182314821151.3311.501.000.507.50
    Dustin McGowanMLB26205.0644000016169925111.319.001.122.816.19
    Shaun MarcumMLB26125.5243000014.21912943111.5011.662.451.846.75
    John ParrishMLB30007.717100001416121256111.5710.293.213.867.07
    Shawn CampMLB32003.0010000311294410120.756.750.750.009.00
    Mike GoslingMLB27002.45800051115332651.004.091.644.914.09
    Brian WolfeMLB27001.6970001010.273211100.755.910.840.848.44
    Brandon LeagueMLB25014.2290002010.211551591.509.280.844.227.59
    Jesse CarlsonMLB27000.90710042105110170.604.500.000.906.30
    Kane DavisMLB33014.825100209.110550491.509.640.003.868.68
    Jeremy AccardoMLB26004.50900020810443161.3711.253.371.136.75
    Brian TalletMLB30116.757100008106602131.5011.250.002.2514.62
    Randy WellsMLB25200.0081001085000491.125.620.004.5010.12
    Scott DownsMLB32001.237000007.15111060.686.141.230.007.36
    Bill MurphyMLB27104.265000316.15330371.267.110.004.269.95
    Jason FrasorMLB30001.427000006.16110381.428.530.004.2611.37
    Casey JanssenMLB26003.6020000054221060.807.201.800.0010.80
    Gustavo ChacinMLB27119.0031000047441322.5015.752.256.754.50
    Josh BanksMLB25019.0030001145440231.7511.250.004.506.75
    Jean MachiMLB25018.103000203.14430302.1010.800.008.100.00
    Tracy ThorpeAAA27003.0030001034111031.3312.003.000.009.00
    Lance CarterMLB33000.0030000033000111.339.000.003.003.00
    Davis RomeroMLB25006.0030001138220012.6724.000.000.003.00
    Brett CecilMLB21000.0010000022000222.009.000.009.009.00
    David PurceyMLB26004.5020000023111021.5013.504.500.009.00
    Jordan De JongMLB29000.0020002120000040.000.000.000.0018.00
    B.J. RyanMLB32000.0021000021000030.504.500.000.0013.50
    Connor FalkenbachAA26000.0010000011000001.009.000.000.000.00
    Bubba NelsonAAA26000.0010001010000000.000.000.000.000.00
    Ryan KetchnerAAA260136.0010000015440005.0045.000.000.000.00
    Mike GalloMLB31000.0010000010000202.000.000.0018.000.00
    Jamie VermilyeaMLB26000.0010000012100103.0018.000.009.000.00
    Jeremy CummingsAAA31100.0010000010100212.000.000.0018.009.00
    Zach DialsAA22000.0010001010000000.000.000.000.000.00


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